AFAS lifts off on UEC engines

Moscow. November 23, 2011.  Engines developed and produced by United Engine Corporation (UEC) enterprises provided a successful flight for the third AFAS test plane.

On November 22, the engines, which were produced at UEC enterprises UMPO and NPO Saturn, lifted the third advanced frontline aviation system test plane off the ground. The fighter jet spent just over an hour in the air. During the course of the flight, the propulsion system was among those evaluated, confirming the established performance characteristics.

With this development, the United Engine Corporation fulfills its obligation to provide AFAS with new engines, whose quality has been confirmed by successful test flights.

At present, UEC enterprises have completed work on 16 engines for 5th-generation fighter jets. Six were built for bench testing, while all the others are intended for installation on airplanes.


UMPO and NPO Saturn are part of the Military Aviation Engines division of United Engine Corporation.

United Engine Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OPK OBORONPROM specializing in engine-building assets.

OPK OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group, founded in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its basic areas of business are helicopter engineering (Russian Helicopters), engine-building (United Engine Corporation), and other assets.

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